A man suspected to be ill mentally, Lekan Adebisi, on Monday allegedly stormed St. John’s Primary School, Agodo, in the Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State and hacked two four-year-old pupils to death.
The victims were identified as Mubarak Kalesowo and Sunday Obituyi, were in kindergarten class.
The suspect was said to have stormed the school while the pupils were on lunch break.
Adebisi, who was said to be well known in the community, reportedly fled the scene after hacking the children to death.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.
He said the Area Commander, Ogbere and the Divisional Police Officers, Ogbere and Abigi, had moved to the scene, adding that investigation had commenced into the incident.
He said police operatives were on the trail of the assailant.
Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said when caught, the suspect would be taken to a psychiatric hospital to determine his mental state.
He said, “We got a report this afternoon (Monday) that a man, Lekan Adebisi, whom residents said was mentally-deranged, entered the premises of St. John’s Primary School, Agodo, in the Ogun Waterside Local Government Area and hacked two pupils, Mubarak Kalesowo, and Sunday Obituyi, to death.
“The incident happened while the pupils were on the school field during lunch break.
“As I speak to you, the Area Commander, Ogbere and the Ogbere and Abigi DPOs, are at the scene of the incident.
“We learnt that the assailant fled after wrecking the havoc, but our operatives are already on his trail.”
“When he is eventually arrested, we will take him to psychiatric hospital to ascertain his mental health.”